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ERIC Number: EJ1084172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
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Capitalism and Crime in the Classroom: An Analysis of Academic Dishonesty and Latent Student Attitudes
Burrus, Robert T.; Jones, Adam T.; Schuhmann, Peter W.
Journal of Education for Business, v91 n1 p23-31 2016
University students' latent attitudes toward capitalism were quantified and used to predict self-reported cheating behaviors. Results suggest that the relationship between student academic dishonesty and attitudes toward capitalism are complex. Students indicating a strong degree of risk aversion are less likely to report cheating behaviors. Students demonstrating a preference for equality over efficiency, while no more likely to be cheaters, may cheat more often. Efficiency-minded students do not appear to be more likely to cheat, but may engage in fewer instances of cheating. Implications for curriculum development in economics and business programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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